ARTICLES RELATING TO MICHEL DJOTODIA

EU launches CAR military operation

2014-04-02 07:34

The EU has officially launched its delayed military mission to the CAR, seeking to bolster French and African forces that have failed to end months of Christian-Muslim violence.

CAR militia leader denies Congo arrest report

2014-02-28 12:02

The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African republic has denied a police report that he had been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzavile.

UN warns of new CAR bloodbath

2014-02-25 22:04

The UN has sounded alarm over a potential new bloodbath in CAR as France prepares to extend the stay of its troops in its troubled former colony.

Heavy fighting near CAR airport

2014-02-20 08:32

Heavy fighting including rocket and grenade attacks has broken out near the airport in CAR, sparking fear and panic in a nearby displacement camp.

CAR president asks France to stay till polls

2014-02-18 07:44

The leader of the strife-torn CAR has asked French troops to stay until polls due in early 2015, as unabated sectarian violence wrecked Paris’s hope of a quick exit.

Clashes in Bangui leave at least 10 dead

2014-02-10 08:49

A weekend of violence and looting in the CAR capital has left at least 10 people dead, witnesses and a humanitarian official have said.

Clashes in CAR town kill at least 75

2014-02-03 16:43

At least 75 people have been killed in clashes in a town in the strife-torn Central African Republic and the fighting is still going on, a local priest says.

Witnesses: Rebels flee CAR capital

2014-01-27 10:28

Witnesses say a convoy of top members from the rebel coalition loyal to Central African Republic’s former president has fled the capital under the protection of Chadian peacekeepers.

Gunmen attack Muslims fleeing CAR, kill 22, 3 kids

2014-01-20 12:48

Attackers armed with machetes and clubs have ambushed a convoy of Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in CAR, killing 22 people, an aid group says.

8 candidates vie for interim presidency in CAR

2014-01-19 18:20

Eight candidates are in the running for the interim presidency in the strife-torn Central African Republic, the transitional parliament has announced.

At least 7 killed in CAR as Parly seeks new leader

2014-01-16 14:03

At least seven people have been killed in clashes in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, according to a compiled toll from the Red Cross and AFP.

CAR leader says chaos 'over'

2014-01-14 07:45

The interim leader of Central African Republic has vowed that the era of anarchy in the tumultuous country in now over.

100s of CAR troops return to their command

2014-01-13 12:41

Hundreds of deserting CAR soldiers and police have returned to their commands as the interim president says “the party is over” following weeks of deadly sectarian violence.

Ex-CAR president heads to exile in Benin

2014-01-11 18:12

Central African Republic's former president Michel Djotodia has travelled to Benin where he will go into exile.

France urges swift replacement of CAR leader

2014-01-10 15:40

The French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is calling for the swift replacement of Michel Djotodia, the rebel-turned-president of violence-stricken Central African Republic.

CAR leader's future hangs in the balance

2014-01-10 09:18

The CAR president’s fate is hanging in the balance as regional leaders and his entire parliament gathers in neighbouring Chad in a bid to end a spiralling cycle of sectarian violence.

Leaders to pile pressure on CAR president

2014-01-09 14:08

African leaders are meeting to tackle the sectarian violence ripping apart CAR at a summit set to pile pressure on embattled President Michel Djotodia.

Rwanda sending 800 troops to CAR

2014-01-08 21:43

Rwanda says it will send around 800 troops to the Central African Republic next week, as part of an African Union force to help restore security.

Mali, Senegal evacuate 100s from restive CAR

2014-01-07 10:04

Mali and Senegal have repatriated hundreds of their nationals fleeing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, officials in Bamako and Dakar say.

Children new targets in CAR conflict

2014-01-04 10:36

In the latest violence to rock the crisis-prone Central African Republic, children have become deliberate targets of armed gangs, mainly because of their family's faith, aid workers say.

Crowds block airport in Bangui

2013-12-31 14:35

Thousands of angry people have flooded the runway of the international airport in the chaotic capital of Central African Republic, shouting slogans against the nation's Muslim president, who grabbed power in a coup nine months ago.

Attack on presidential palace thwarted in CAR

2013-12-27 07:39

Assailants armed with heavy weapons have attempted to attack the presidential palace as well as the residence of the Central African Republic's embattled leader, but were pushed back, officials say.

AU troops fire on protesters in CAR, one dead

2013-12-23 10:29

AU troops have fired on demonstrators protesting against the president of the strife-torn Central African Republic, killing at least one person.

CAR to bring forward elections to 2014

2013-12-19 18:18

Central African Republic will bring forward its presidential election to next year, Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye says.

CAR militias want president overthrown

2013-12-15 22:31

Christian militiamen and a former officer in CAR national army say they are working together to topple rebel leader-turned-President Michel Djotodia.

 

CAR 'emptied of Muslims'

2014-03-11 08:53

Violence in CAR has forced almost all of the country’s Muslim minority to flee amid fears the conflict could turn into ethnic cleansing, a top UN official says.

France draws up CAR sanctions list

2014-02-26 08:44

France has drawn up a list of eight citizens of CAR, including former president Francois Bozize, on whom it believes the UN should impose sanctions, diplomatic sources say.

15 000+ CAR civilians at risk of attack

2014-02-25 16:24

Thousands of civilians in conflict-torn CAR are at imminent risk of attack, the UN says, calling for heightened security and more international troops.

Heavy fighting in Bangui disrupts UN aid visit

2014-02-19 16:31

Heavy fighting has erupted near the airport in CAR’s capital Bangui, as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims, witnesses say.

France wants faster UN deployment in CAR

2014-02-14 09:09

French President Francois Hollande has called on the UN to fast-track the deployment of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic to help quell a bloody sectarian conflict.

ICC launches CAR war crimes probe

2014-02-08 09:06

The International Criminal Court says it has opened an initial probe into war crimes in the Central African Republic, where another lynching underscored spiralling sectarian violence.

CAR rebels leave hillside camp

2014-01-27 22:22

Central African Republic rebels have left their hillside military camp after their top brass were escorted from the capital.

CAR's new PM urges reconciliation

2014-01-27 09:14

The prime minister of Central African Republic says he will meet with all fighting factions to bring an end to atrocities throughout the country.

CAR Parly set to choose new interim leader

2014-01-20 11:49

CAR’s transitional parliament is set to pick a new interim leader tasked with restoring peace to the former French colony where thousands have died in Christian-Muslim violence.

CAR registers new leader hopefuls

2014-01-18 10:00

The strife-torn nation of CAR has begun accepting required information from candidates for the new transitional leader as the country descends towards anarchy and sectarian bloodshed.

CAR begins search for new leader

2014-01-14 12:13

A special session of parliament has convened to elect a new interim president for the Central African Republic, as the country bids to put months of brutal bloodshed behind it.

CAR's new leader orders military crackdown

2014-01-13 22:51

Central African Republic's new interim leader has deployed hundreds more soldiers in the capital Bangui with orders to shoot troublemakers.

Militia truce offers glimmer of hope for CAR

2014-01-12 15:56

Rival militiamen have struck a truce and hugged each other in CAR's capital on the eve of consultations aimed at replacing the president who resigned under international pressure.

Leader’s resignation brings rare hope to CAR

2014-01-11 08:44

The resignation of the Central African Republic’s rebel leader-turned-president has raised hopes of an end to sectarian strife that has pushed the nation to the brink of collapse.

CAR president, PM stepping down

2014-01-10 13:51

A top regional official has announced that the president and prime minister of Central African Republic are stepping down from power.

CAR lawmakers fly to Chad amid crisis summit

2014-01-09 21:11

All deputies in the CAR's transitional parliament are to be flown to Chad, where leaders are holding a special regional summit aiming to restore peace, an official has said.

D-Day for CAR interim president

2014-01-09 05:30

CAR's interim President Michel Djotodia will face pressure to step down at a summit of regional leaders amid frustration at his failure to quell religious violence.

Summit set to decide CAR leader’s fate

2014-01-08 14:39

Central African leaders are set to meet to decide the future of CAR’s interim president Michel Djotodia whose leadership has failed to restore stability, France’s foreign minister says.

Nigeria repatriates citizens from CAR

2014-01-06 08:04

Nigeria is repatriating over 1 600 citizens who have sought refuge in its embassy in Bangui, fleeing violence wracking the Central African Republic, an army spokesperson says.

7 die as Cameroon army, CAR gunmen clash

2014-01-03 09:01

Seven people, including two Cameroonian soldiers, have been killed in an attack on eastern Cameroon by an armed group from the Central African Republic, a security official says.

Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in CAR

2013-12-27 09:50

The Red Cross says it has recovered some 40 bodies on the streets of Bangui as the United States expressed alarm at the latest eruption of fighting in the Central African Republic.

Tense calm in Bangui after heavy gunfire

2013-12-26 15:45

Heavy arms fire have triggered panic in the Central African capital Bangui, prompting a French force to deploy armoured vehicles near the airport.

Muslims protest French operations in CAR

2013-12-23 07:50

Muslim supporters of the Central African Republic’s former rebel group Seleka have protested against French troops conducting disarmament operation.

CAR toll 'much higher than thought'

2013-12-19 12:30

December clashes in the CAR have already claimed in excess of 1 000 lives, more than three times what had been previously reported, Amnesty International says.

Religious leaders seek calm in tense CAR

2013-12-12 10:11

Religious leaders have sought reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in CAR during a lull in violence that has killed hundreds of people.

 
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